Some of the most notorious ransomware groups have had their operations stopped by police authorities— however, new ransomware groups may replace those arrested.


This article by Danny Palmer, writing for ZDNet, makes the following points:
  • During the second half of 2021, law enforcement agencies worldwide arrested ransomware groups and operators of dark web services.
  • Despite this, many ransomware groups remained at large.
  •  They remain mainly because many of these cyber-criminal operations are run out of Russia, where authorities turn a blind eye to hackers who target the West.
  • The latest arrests are unlikely to stop ransomware operators completely.
  •  Arrests demonstrate that cybercriminals aren't immune from being tracked down.


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